Last weekend I checked in for a three-day time-out at my local monastery to prepare for Christmas. The countdown to Christmas is on and for many, the Advent season is one of the most beautiful in the year. But! Have we ever realized, that this story with Mary and Joseph and birth of the Messiah … Continue reading
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The wolf in us from an Jungian view: “lupus est homo homini”
Recently I attended a catholic retreat in a Benedictine mountain monastery. The theme was: The wolf in us. We discussed the archetypes and myths of the wolf, a topic I had explored in great length before, their archetypes here and here. The point was raised, that the wolf represents greed, one of the seven deadly sins. What … Continue reading
Pope Francis refers to “sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing” and warns against “theological narcissism”.
Pope Francis has already warned the Catholic Cardinals of an “egocentric church”. “The evil which develop in the course of the time in the church institutions have her root in this self-centeredness”, said Jorge Mario Bergoglio according to Radio Vatican before the cardinals. The archbishop of Havana, cardinal Jaime Ortega, has published this “inflammatory speech” against “theological … Continue reading
Charismatic Roman-Catholic’s with Pope Francis?
Charismatic Christian (Whitsun) movements have been a huge challenge for the Roman-Catholic church in Africa, South America and India largely ignored by Europe’s clerical mainstream. I was first made aware of this by Philip Jenkins “The Next Christendom”. He gives not an entirely optimistic analysis but a profoundly helpful up-to-date eye opener. To me the election of … Continue reading
2013 Conclave Easter of Abraxas or Pentecostal ? A Jungian view
Most Christians will follow the lead of the new elected Pope in Rome and celebrate Easter in four weeks. This article will try to summarise the narrative of Jesus’ Passion (the period between Easter and Ascension) based on some Gnostic writings. We will particularly view the 1500 year old scripts of the Nag Hammadi library discovered in Egypt in 1945 and show … Continue reading
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